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Old 03-14-2010, 03:01 AM
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I'm interested in getting a bass drum practice pad so that I can work on this area of my game at home.
Does anyone have any useful feedback on any bass drum pads out there at the moment? The remo Thomas Lang kit is way out of my price range but I'm looking at the Pearl one (even though thats not what I consider cheap either).
Are these pads a good way of developing bass drum technique? do they last a long time?

Also, how do the Hansenfutz pedals compare to practice bass drum pads? I can't imagine they'd be half as effective for developing technique, probably ok for strength and stamina.

Any feedback or input would be much appreciated.

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Old 03-14-2010, 03:27 AM
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I have one of those $50 Gibraltar guys and it works great for me.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:26 PM
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Default Re: bass drum practice pads

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Are these pads a good way of developing bass drum technique? do they last a long time?
Yes and yes.

I have a model from a local drum store, but it's just the Gibraltar style pad re-branded. Does the job for me. Not exactly the same as a bass drum, but then again no pad is. A damn sight better than no practice at all though.
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Default Re: bass drum practice pads

Get a mesh head for your acoustic bass drum, or get a trashy/cheap bass drum and put a mesh head on it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:28 AM
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Aren't mesh heads really springy? Do they make good practice aids in this respect?
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